Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

A new generation of passenger hubs: Design Council publishes report into future design of local railway stations

3rd July 2020

Design Council’s ThinkStation Summary Report, commissioned by Network Rail, provides a framework for the future design of local railway stations following a wide-reaching […]

The 50 bids made to the second round of Restoring Your Railway ‘Ideas Fund’

3rd July 2020

The Department for Transport has revealed the full list of the projects that have bid for a share of the […]

Ahead of major timetable uplift, rail companies release the 8 ways they are ensuring people can travel safely… and how passengers can help

3rd July 2020

With pubs, cinemas and more shops opening next week, Britain’s train companies are preparing for more people to start returning […]

Improvement work to start at Ipswich station

1st July 2020

A new shop and upgraded toilet facilities are part of £3m of improvements planned for Ipswich railway station. Work is […]

Work on £1.5 billion investment into Midland Main Line continues – Passengers urged to check before travelling

1st July 2020

Network Rail is continuing with work on a £1.5billion upgrade of the Midland Main Line which will improve journeys for all those […]

Eurostar launches flexible fares and restarts routes from London to Netherlands and Disneyland Paris

1st July 2020

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, is offering travellers more flexibility on their bookings, […]

All passengers travelling to Luton Airport Parkway advised of significant changes to lifts

1st July 2020

Network Rail will this month begin a major project to upgrade all of the lifts at Luton Airport Parkway station […]

Work to restart on Glasgow Queen Street, Kintore and Dunbar stations over the coming weeks

30th June 2020

Network Rail Scotland is restarting work on major construction projects across Scotland’s Railway following a three-month pause due to the […]

Major investment complete for historic viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line

29th June 2020

Multi-million-pound work to improve an historic viaduct is now complete making journeys faster and more reliable for passengers and freight […]

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern encourage customers to stagger journeys and check new train times

29th June 2020

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern is working in partnership with businesses as they prepare to reopen in line with Government […]

Green light for Soham station

29th June 2020

Proposals to build a new station for Soham have been confirmed by East Cambridgeshire District Council, giving the go-ahead for […]

Work begins on £14.5m Motherwell station redevelopment

28th June 2020

Work on the £14.5m redevelopment of Motherwell station is underway. From Monday, 29 June, contractors start on the initial stage […]

Mutual agreement reached between Crossrail and CSJV to conclude existing Bond Street contract

25th June 2020

Crossrail says its Bond Street contract with Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) has been concluded by mutual agreement. The move […]

Birmingham Westside Metro extension achieves major milestone with biggest concrete pour

25th June 2020

A major first has been achieved on the Birmingham Westside Metro extension following the successful completion of the largest, continuous […]

GRAHAM sees double for Carpenter’s Land Bridge at CIHT Awards

24th June 2020

Construction and civil engineering specialist GRAHAM is celebrating a double win at the national Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation […]

Newhaven Marine station closure: outcome and summary of responses following consultation

24th June 2020

The Department for Transport says the closure of Newhaven Marine station will proceed and the closure proposal should be submitted […]

Transport for Wales boss reconfirms commitment to rebuild crossing at Ty’n Y Graig Bridge

24th June 2020

Transport for Wales CEO James Price has praised the workforce for safely demolishing a damaged footbridge in Llanbradach. This followed […]

Green light for Newcastle Central Station

23rd June 2020

Multi-million-pound improvements that will change the face of Newcastle’s historic Central Station have taken a major step forward. Last year […]

Public consultation announced for Yorkgate Train Station transformation

23rd June 2020

Translink has announced plans to carry-out remote and digital consultation for the redevelopment of Yorkgate Train Station. This exciting project […]

Transport for the North wins prestigious CIHT Transport Planning Award

23rd June 2020

Transport for the North has scooped a prestigious industry award after setting out a 30-year vision for investment in the […]